Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Road To A Friend's House Is Never Long

Exciting times lie ahead!

For those of you that don't know, let me fill you in...Just over a year ago Karl and his business partner won the pub across the road from us at an auction (yes- it was interesting table conversation when Karl came home one day and declared this new purchase- true Karl style!) According to Karl it was a f***** steal and in my eyes proof that fortune does indeed favour the bold!

Since that time, the last year has been FULL to the brim with building plans, bricks, stones, cement mixers, tile cutters, insultation, heating systems, diggers, drills, sprayers and any other 'man-tool' you could possibly ever think of! Karl has naturally been in his element:

The progress that has been made on this project is incredible: the pub has already been converted into two (beautiful) houses and four new-builds are currently in the process of being finished off and should be complete by April. Friends of ours have moved into one of the 'pub' houses, our next door neighbour is managing the project and will be moving into one of the new builds and we shall be moving in right next door! 

It's quite bizzare to think that our new home is on the site of a pub we actually used to sit and drink in! It really was a lovely pub in its time, Leffe on tap and delicious home-made lasagne  ❤

This is a little tribute to the wonderful work that has been completed and to say a big welldone to everyone who has been involved with the project so far! I'm really proud of you and can't wait to move in!
Impressive workmanship (Before and after shot)

The boys eating their lunch on the roof of the new builds- New York Style

Me mucking in helping with the insultation (I need to earn my keep somehow!)

The below photos are stolen from Karl Sykes Building and Groundworks and show the journey of our amazing new houses:

 Stunning New House

The best thing about this project is that not only do we get an amazing new, beautiful and bigger house, we also get to keep our wonderful neighbours. They say that the road to friend's house is never long (Danish Proverb) which I wholeheartedly agree with, however in our case being next door is just the icing on the cake!

We'll be moving in hopefully in April, who's coming to our housewarming party?!

P.s. There are going to be two more houses up for grabs if anyone is interested.


  1. I loved this post! So glad to have found your blog. :) Congratulations on a job well done and a beautiful new home!

  2. Hi Eve, thank you so much! It's an exciting time for us and only a few more months to go until we'll be living in our shiny new house :-) x

  3. Awesome blog KP. love you